It's something of a comeback for centrism as Saturday's voting saw two big defeats for the left.
Slovakia's election looks like returning a parliament even more fragmented than the last one, in striking contrast to its neighbors' drift into authoritarianism.
A resolution of sorts to the crisis in Thuringia, but still no clear answer to the centre-right's dilemma.
Britain's Labour Party has begun the process of choosing a new leader, with the task of deciding just how far to go in disowning the legacy of Jeremy Corbyn.
Final results from the Irish election suggest that it will be very difficult to form a government without somehow bringing Sinn Féin within the tent.
Ireland's traditional two major parties record the worst combined vote in their history, setting up a difficult three-way tussle in the new parliament.
Ireland's government for the last four years has depended on a non-aggression pact with its main rival. The dynamic that produced this state of affairs looks likely to continue.
Outrage in Germany as liberals and centre-right vote with the far right in a state parliament. Has an important taboo been broken?
Transplanted to the United States, impeachment was never intended as a means to resolve political conflicts. When that use was attempted, it failed – but so did other methods.
As Donald Trump's impeachment trial approaches its inevitable climax, it's worth a look at where this process came from and how it fits in with the United States constitution.